— Mary Kay Ash Entrepreneur 1918 - 2001
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
„You can do as much as you think you can,
But you'll never accomplish more;
If you're afraid of yourself, young man,
There's little for you in store.
For failure comes from the inside first,
It's there if we only knew it,
And you can win, though you face the worst,
If you feel that you're going to do it.“
— Edgar Guest American writer 1881 - 1959
How Do You Tackle Your Work, stanza 2, p. 63.
— Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947
„All the people around Hester hate her and despise her and think she's a total freak. The kid's beyond human law and human consideration. How do you feel about yourself when every human being you hear and see and smell every day of your being thinks you're worse than garbage? Your conception of who you are has always, at least partially, depended on how the people around you behaved towards you... You don't know. How can you know anything? How can you know anything? You begin to go crazy.“
— Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 1947 - 1997
„I have this kind of philosophy that I can't do anything about what happened yesterday, or what's going to happen tomorrow. But I feel in full control of what's going on now. I think worry will make you sick. I've never seen it accomplish anything. I've never seen worrying about anything change it. So I decided not to do it. If you can't do anything about it, why in the hell worry about it? Every negative thought you have releases poison into your system, and will kill you or give you cancer, or tumors or whatever else you can think of. So if you are thinking negative about anything, erase that.“
— Willie Nelson American country music singer-songwriter. 1933
„Love is a self-manifested notion depending on how lonely you are - so if you're really attracted to someone, and you're really lonely, I think you can fall in love in an instant. It's all about where you're at.“
— Kiefer Sutherland English-Canadian actor, director, producer, voice actor 1966
Interview in The Observer http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,,1429594,00.html (6 March 2005).
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951